If you thought the “Gangnam Style” craze was over, you’re sadly mistaken. Arguably the hottest song over the last year, now has one of the oddest remixes of the year. With Diplo at the helm, the K-Pop hit gets a whole new dimension of springiness behind it as it’s transformed into a certified trap anthem. What really helps get the song popping are the verses from 2 Chainz and Tyga (I guess Lil Wayne and Drake weren’t available). They aren’t going to impress you with their lyrics, but they’ll definitely get your head bopping, which is all that really matters here. The main thing I really want to see out of all of this though, is a brand new music video featuring 2 Chainz trying to do the dance. That would be awesome. For those wondering, this is an official remix, and it will be on PSY‘s Gangnam Style (강남스타일) [Remix Style] – EP, out today on iTunes. Also included below is the full version of Afrojack‘s remix of the track, which is also on the EP.
As you may or may not know, SXSW is just around the corner. And if you don’t know now, you will soon, with blog coverage from here to Timbuktu. If you are so lucky to head to Austin next week, let this playlist serenade you in your plane, train or automobile ride to a week of magical musical bliss. And if the luck ain’t in your cards this year, try looking at the bright side. At least you still have a few Indie Dojo’s to play.
We don’t post trance all that often here on TMN, but when we do, you know it’s 100% solid gold. The uncontested heavyweight championship of trance, Armin van Buuren has teamed up with ravey big boys W & W for a monster of a track. So, why did we like this so much? Well, the production value is obviously insane, but sometimes that’s not enough. Is it the names associated with it? Surely, you jest. You know TMN won’t post something just because of who produced it. No, we are posting this track because it’s just simply eargasmic.
The three producers have managed to created a menage a trois of gorgeous melodic trance, buzzing electro drops, and a gigantic festie filling sounds in “D# Fat.” This is one of those tracks you yearn to hear as your exhausted legs dance through the night with thousands of other festival goers. While this probably won’t get a ton of club play due to it’s monstrous nature, you can guarantee that you’ll hear it at Ultra, Tomorrowland, Coachella, Creamfields, EDC, and every other major festival in existence. Head over to Beatport and pick this gem up, press play and get taken away.
Armin van Buuren & W&W D# Fat (Original Mix)(backontop)
J. Period recently got the go ahead from Kanye West himself to compile a mixtape full of remixes of G.O.O.D. Music classics and unreleased material, appropriately titled G.O.O.D. Music Remixed & Unreleased. One of those previously locked up tracks to surface is this one right here. Judging by the flow, “Hold On” seems to be a holdover from The College Dropout/Late Registration era of Ye’s career. The short but sweet number features Yeezy and former affiliate Consequence trading bars over a simple, but effective piano-laden beat. The track serves as a reminder of just how formidable of a force the two of them were together, and it’s a shame things had to end the way they did.
As a bonus track, we’ve included another recent leak from the mixtape, “Cut That Out” also by Consequence. For those of you interested in the full project, it’s available for purchase on iTunes, but not in the US quite yet.
Our white linen pants are packed, our speedos neatly folded, and our Ray Bans are shiny and clean. We’re ready for Miami. As if Ultra wasn’t enough reason to get excited, we’re pleased to announce that we’re an official sponsor of Project Miami.
Between all of his remixes, when does Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth find the time for some shuteye? This week we get a sneak peek into his reworking of a TMN fave: “Summertime Sadness” by Ms. Lana Del Rey. The 1:49 preview is part of Kastle‘s mix for SSENSE, a free, hour-long collection that also includes JMSN, Cashmere Cat, and Miguel. Though it’s not the official audio version, Hemsworth doesn’t disappoint, and the “Summertime Sadness” rip is enough to dizzy us up and get us real antsy for the full tune.
Lana Del Rey Summertime Sadness (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Justin Phillips better known as Crywolf has teamed up with New Jersey super star Aylen to create a soothing new dubstep track titled “Silenced Pt. II”. Infused with angelic vocals over a backdrop of strong wobbles and flirtatious synths for a production full of substance. Even as Aylen currently experiments with Trap music, there is a certain delight on our behalf with another dubstep release. Crywolf who has been releasing fantastic remixes, most notably a rendition of Alt-j’s ‘Breezeblocks’ and The Knifes’s ‘You Make Me Like Charity’, are set to make this year even greater under the Always Never Records umbrella.